Women's Equality Day

Women's Equality Day

 “The War of the Roses” was coined during votes to ratify the 19th Amendment of the US Constitution - when Suffragists distributed yellow roses to the supporters of women’s right, and anti-Suffragists handed out red roses for opposing the equal voting rights of women.  A Congressman's red rose craftily conveyed a view quite opposite love and affection for women in society.  How curious today that the sincerest male-to-female apologies are often paired with a bouquet of flowers! 

#WomensEqualityDay   #WarOfTheRoses   #TheArtOfInequality    #pARTicipate

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Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono
"What I'm trying to do  is make something happen by throwing a pebble into the water and creating ripples... I don't want to control the ripples."
Yoko Ono

 

 

#AsianPacificHeritageMonth     #MothersDay     #YokoOno    #pARTicipate

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Fumiyo Yoshikawa

Fumiyo Yoshikawa
I paint my daughter, Madoka, and her dreams. Madoka means “circle,” a Japanese metaphor for peace, happiness, wholeness, and inclusiveness. When I gave birth, I named my daughter Madoka, wishing her to be generous and peaceful like the sun, calm and gentle like the moon.

Fumiyo Yoshikawa

#AsianPacificHeritageMonth     #MothersDay     #WorldviewWednesday     #pARTicipate

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Profiles in Art: Yaakov Bressler "The Golden Smile"

Profiles in Art: Yaakov Bressler "The Golden Smile"

Yaakov Bressler is a Chemistry major, medical school applicant, and former medical researcher.  But he discovered his true profession early on - as a playwright.  He says even while pursing his science major, he was always writing.  He is taking the time now to see how far it will take him. Yaakov is a talented artist (the profile icon of Face I and Face II are his works as well) who is following a dream, and determining if he chose it, or it chose him.  

#SelfDiscovery  #ExploreYourWorld   #FollowYourDreams  #pARTicipate

  

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Calligraphy: Word Art & The History of Expression

Calligraphy: Word Art & The History of Expression

Oct 31st brings the end of "Inktober" and in #pARTicipation, we provide a look into the word art of Calligraphy, and its history of artistic expression.  Today's Inktober theme is "friend" and we support our "friend in art" Jake Parker and his creation of communal artistic engagement.  

#Inktober  

#WordART

#ART + Expression

#ART + Exploration

#ExploreYourWorld   and   #pARTicipate

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"Tuttomondo" / Street Art Series: China

"Tuttomondo" / Street Art Series: China

We continue our #WorldViewWednesday global street art series, glimpsing some of the "silenced" taggers of China. 

In  our first series article ‘Tuttomondo / Street Art Series: Italy’, Elisa de Cagna wrote about street art within the Italian society. According to de Cagna, street art in Italy is a representation of peace and harmony in a culture that considers it acceptable by the people. China’s street art, on the other hand, does not always convey such a positive image of their environment, or an open-arms reception by their government.

 

#ExploreYourWorld  #StreetART  #GreatWallsofChina

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Body Art: The Human Canvas

Body Art: The Human Canvas

In 1769, the word “tattoo” came from the term tatu when Captain James Cook landed in Tahiti. The term meant to “tap the mark into the body”, similarly what it is done now.  After Samuel O’Reilly created the first ever electric tattoo machine in 1821, many Americans were tattooed by the 1920s. 

Nowadays, tattoos have become a form of socially acceptable expressions of art. I asked three women about their experience with tattoos and the personal meaning behind having one.

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